Dr. Arthur Costa

dr-arthur-costaDr. Arthur Costa Arthur L. Costa is an Emeritus Professor of Education at California State University, Sacramento and Co-founder of the Center for Cognitive Coaching in El Dorado Hills, California. He has served as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, an assistant superintendent for instruction and as the Director of Educational Programs for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He has made presentations and conducted workshops in all fifty states as well as Mexico, Central and South America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the Islands of the South Pacific.

Dr. Costa has devoted his career to improving education through self-directed learning and more thought-full instruction and assessment.   Author of numerous journal articles, he edited the book, Developing Minds:  A Resource Book for Teaching Thinking; is the author of The Enabling Behaviors, and The School as a Home for the Mind. He is co-author (with Larry Lowery) of Techniques for Teaching Thinking, Cognitive Coaching: Developing Self-Directed Leaders and Learners, (with Bob Garmston), Cognitive Capital (with Bob Garmston and Diane Zimmerman) and co-author of Assessment in the Learning Organization, Assessment Strategies for Self-Directed Learning and the Habits of Mind Series, Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind, Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum, and Dispositions:   Reframing Teaching and Learning  (with Bena Kallick) and the trilogy, Process as Content (with Rosemarie Liebmann).  His works have been translated into Dutch, Chinese, Spanish, Hebrew, Italian and Arabic. Active in many professional organizations, Dr. Costa served as President of the California Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and was the National President of Association for Supervision and Curriculum .Development. from 1988 to 1989. He was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Urban Alliance in 2010 and the Thinking Changemaker Award at the International Conference on Thinking in Bilbao, Spain in July of 2015.